Prior to Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, injured Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb threw a simulated game of 52 pitches. This marks the first time Webb has thrown to live batters and is a litmus test to determine a timetable of when he may return.
By all accounts the simulated game went well. Webb threw primarily fastballs and his velocity ranged from 80-82 miles per hour. The ball seemed to have some life too it. Hitters who faced Webb commented that while the velocity was down, the movement was still there.